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Chief Enterprise Architect

| Chicago

What you’ll do

As Enterprise Architect, reporting directly to Chief Technology Officer, you will influence across the organization to drive long-term and cohesive cloud platform technologies. Providing specific business value and competitive advantage with focus on following key areas:

  • Leading the design and evolution of e-commerce platform for front- and backend systems, essential to thousands of our consultants and millions of our customers
  • Success will require working across functional, geographic and business boundaries in order to foster synergistic communication and collaboration, and create a seamless end-user experience
  • Continually monitor technology landscape for major disruptive trends that affect business
  • Create and establish solid architectural patterns and principles

A day in the life

Work along engineers and architects supporting multiple agile sprint teams to achieve strategic business goals through custom software development based on top of a solid cloud architecture. Strategize, disrupt and invent new ways of doing things while utilizing new and old technology stacks reaching from the cloud with MongoDB, AngularJS and Node.js down to Java and Oracle. Scan for opportunities improving the current architecture identifying services and transitioning them to an effective, secure and scalable platform.     

 

What’s awesome about you

  • You are hungry, humble and smart
  • Build and lead a strong enterprise architecture program
  • Lead the development of an architectural road map for the enterprise architecture based on business strategy and requirements
  • Define principles that guide technology decisions and the relationships between enterprise business context (industry and market trends) and specified technology
  • Initiate and run technology experiments, helping to create new products and services and integrating the best of these into steady-state operations for the organization
  • Be a culture change agent who has lived with the most modern practices and seeks them out
  • Develop and drive a technical community across the organization that fosters innovation, agile design and test methodology, flexible teaming, knowledge sharing and talent transformation

 

We’re looking for

  • BS or Masters in CS, CIS, MIS, Engineering -OR- Relevant industry experience
  • In-depth knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, micro-services, event-driven IT and predictive analytics
  • Ability to balance the long-term ("big picture") and short-term implications of individual decisions
  • Be accountable for aligning the business's strategic vision with its technology
  • Knowledge of business models, operating models, financial models, cost-benefit analysis, budgeting and risk management
  • Exposure and understanding of existing, new and emerging technologies, and processing environments
  • Excellent written, verbal, communication and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, infrastructure and operations, and EA frameworks
  • Highly collaborative and supportive of business and of its ideals and strategies

 

About Pampered Chef

We’re a global brand delivering curated, high-quality kitchen solutions through a network of independent consultants. We began as a Chicago-based start-up in 1980. Today, we’re a small, agile company with long-term focus—backed by the resources of Berkshire Hathaway.

 

Our team is guided by our core values and our purpose of enriching lives…one meal & one memory at a time. We aren’t your typical company—we act like owners, crave challenges, seek out learning opportunities, and thrive in an environment of empowerment and accountability.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages

Location

We get to mix it up! PC has offices in Addison and in downtown Chicago.

What are Pampered Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

Each and every coworker makes a difference every day by asking tough questions, finding the answers, and then making it happen—our entrepreneurial employees are the key to our success! Pampered Chef is big enough to implement cutting-edge technology, and small enough for all ideas to be heard and challenged.
We are a learning focused environment—we want you to learn from us, and we expect to learn from you and what you’re passionate about! We even provide training and development for added brainpower.

We collaborate every day in a high-tech space with writable walls, open collaboration zones, quiet “I need to contemplate” zones, and fun zones with ping pong, basketball, and bags, of course. No boring cubicle farms here!

We are concerned about your physical and financial well-being and offer BC/BS PPO or HMO health plans, dental, disability, matched 401K, life insurance, on-site fitness center, comfy chairs, on-site cafeteria, and dry cleaning valet service.

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